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Old 26 Oct 2005
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Papers for Niger and Burkina Faso

Firstly, thanks to all those producing info about Mauri and Mali.
Anyone know the best way to get a Niger visa, approaching from Mor/Mau/Mal side? Also does anyone know whether you need a carnet for Niger and Burkina Faso? [It seems the BF visa is easily obtained at the border.]
(First hand experience would be good ~ I came across a list of those countries that officially require a carnet - it includes Belgium and Italy!)
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About Burkina Faso i am pretty sure, my sister lives over there:

1) As long as i know, a visa can NOT be obtained at the border. However the procedure to get one is very straightforward here in their ambassy in Brussels (bring in passport between 9 and 12, pickup the same day in the afternoon)
2) You don't need a carnet. You do need an insurance and a temporary import document. If you are coming from Mali, you best buy a Carte Brune, which contains both and is valable in the whole ECOWAS-zone (which should contain Niger as well.
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try to get ENTENTE-VISA:
entente exists since 2001 .it includes the following countries:burkina,niger,benin,togo and ivory coast.
that means one visa for all countries.you can also get it in
POLICE-SERVICE DE L`IMMIGRATION
av.kadiogo(quartier goungin)
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it costs 25 000 CFA for 60 days multiple entry.it takes 2 days.they are open mo-fr 7-12.you need two passportfotos.
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Hi,


About a year ago I got a visa for Burkina-Faso at the border with no problem (coming from Niger). Also you don't need a carnet for Burkina.


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I got a Burkina visa on the border no problem
9 months ago. Also I got through Niger without getting my carnet out, but I may have been lucky. (Got Niger visa in Benin. Or was it Togo?)
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and the mali visa inside niger?? at the bordes is possible?
hi brito i'm going to do al katrun agadez with your wps...
thanks for that
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